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Bears and Bobcats hold youth football camps

Local high school athletes started their summer workouts for football with their coaches on Monday, July 31. The first games for most schools during the 2023 high school football season will be the week of Friday, August 25.

During the last week of July the coaches at Little Cypress Mauriceville and Orangefield held their summer football camps for their younger student athletes. Both camps had great turnouts for pre-high school aged students.

The future is bright for the LCM Battlin' Bears in football with over 140 incoming seventh, eighth, and ninth grade football players attending their camp on Monday through Thursday, July 24-27. Each day more campers showed up.

All participants went over special teams, offensive, and defensive fundamentals. They practiced in their particular positions for the upcoming season by sharpening their skills at the LCM football camp.

Head football coach Eric Peevey at Little Cypress Mauriceville was excited about this year's football camp. "This is such a great camp for us every year because it allows us to really get some quality one on one with our junior high and ninth grade Bears before the season gets started," Peevey replied.

The summer football camp has been a long standing tradition in Orangefield for incoming second through ninth grade students. The Bobcat football staff worked with 70 kids per day on Monday through Wednesday, July 24-26, each morning for two hours.

The campers at the Bobcat football camp learned the fundamentals of the game. They also competed in a punt, pass, and kick competition as well as running an obstacle course.


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